African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

CASABLANCA, Morocco - The winners of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, have been announced.

10 hours ago

A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles
A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

Would an Africa in which Africans require no visas to travel boost prospects for intracontinental trade? The African Union (AU) and many of the continent's economic organisations think so and want it to be a reality by 2020. It is not an entirely original concept (the European Union already has a visa-free policy for its citizens), and many experts laud the AU's position, at least in principle.

14 hours ago

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones. No longer willing to pay for hundreds of TV channels they don't watch, they'd rather subscribe to on-demand mobile programmes (VOD) when they like.

16 hours ago

#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below.

3 days ago

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Marketing platform for PIDA Week to boost projects

Namibia is hosting infrastructure development in Africa week. The main objective of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, is to provide a marketing platform for selected PIDA projects to accelerate their implementation.

14 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally
Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list, along with Turkey and China.

13 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - The Women and Girls Startup Challenge aims to give aspiring female entrepreneurs the opportunity to submit their projects online and to make a 10-minute presentation before a jury composed of seasoned professionals.

12 Dec 2017

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

While conducting on-going, large sample studies over the past two years, London-based research company Lumen has proved that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales.

12 Dec 2017